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targets for drone strikes. you talk about the use of a s.i.m. card to track the terrorists. what are the issues with that? >> this is effectively what amounts to death by metadata. we're living in an area of precrime where we're using analysis of signals, intercepts of the activity that is registered on behalf of a s.i.m. card or a telephone handset. we don't have evidence that the individuals holding that handset are in fact the individuals that we're targeting. and so what is effectively happening is instead of confirming that target x is in fact this individual that the u.s. is trying to kill, they are effectively killing the cell phones and this is a system that is rife with error and the u.s. has basically outsourced its human intelligence capacity and it's now relying in some cases 90% or more on the use of signals intelligence or military intelligence and that leaves an area for filling of phones not
rang and smoke rose. the two owners face up to life in prison. u.s. intelligence officials are claiming edward snowden stole internal nsa documents by using cheap and widely available software that still went mostly undetected. "the new york times," investigators looking into the case a snowden deployed a simple web crawler that automatically downloaded some 1.7 million files. in a statement, snowden responded -- in the latest of snowden's disclosures, new information has emerged on the nsa's secret role
>> interesting over the munich conference where we had individuals telling us individuals were in possession of this information and eager to sell it to other news organizations. is that a legitimate worry? >> i don't want to get into the the details. we are looking at the totality. >> i have host of other
constitutional crisis, a crisis instead of a silent coup, as after 9/11. he has confronted us. he has revealed documents that prove that the oversight process, both in the judiciary and in the secret court and secret committees in congress who keep their secrets from them, even when two them, widen and udall felt these were unconstitutional, but did not feel they could inform their colleagues or staff of this. what edward snowden has revealed is a broken system and he has given us the opportunity to get it back, to retrieve our civil liberties, the more than that to retrieve the separation of powers on which our democracy depends. daniel ellsberg, what about
and balances on which our democracy depends. enam grateful to edward snowd for having given us a constitutional crisis, a crisis instead of a silent coup, as after 9/11. he has confronted us.
said today he regrets the financial institutio institutioe u.s. clients avoid paying taxes. that was part of a hearing today on offshore banking. it's next on c-span2. >>> ahead of the federal reserve will testify on capitol hill tomorrow morning the senate subcommittee investigation accused the swiss bank of trying to hide the accounts of 22,000 u.s. citizens so they could avoid paying taxes. the panel headed by carl levin is called from the justice department to force the bank to hand over the names of u.s. citizen good morning everybody. the permanent subcommittee on investigations will come to order. the american public is angry about offshore tax abuse, efforts by well-off americans to ebay to their u.s. tax obligations by hiding money offshore. at today's hearing follows up on a hearing that the subcommittee held five years ago in 2008 when we presented evidence that well-known international banks located in secrecy jurisdictions were deliberately hoping u.s. clients cheat on their taxes by opening offshore accounts never reported to the irs despite a u.s. law requiri
and international level. >> host: when you looked at the 700 plus bases around the world that the u.s. has, how many of them are welcome to in these foreign lands? >> guest: the majority of them i would say are actually welcome . you are looking at -- 700 bases. probably more. they just cannot be declared war are secret bases. i would say -- it is hard to say whether they are welcome, but the host government accepts them. i would say at least 75%, they are not contested. the majority of bases are in places like germany or mainland japan, but the few that have been contested seem to cause lots of problems for u.s. diplomats or the u.s. military because we see those as hypocritical. >> host: such as where? >> guest: and okinawa, there has been a long-running feud in okinawa where the open now once have been upset about a specific base. in 1995 there was a horrible rate case or a school girl was gang raped. the okinawa and demanded justice, but under the statute of forces agreement there were placed under american custody of the american military. so as part of the deal because it would really mess up
? >> guest: american politics coming introduction to american politics, u.s. congress and parts of that i have the students play a member of congress to get a bill enacted through the house in the that is a great experience for the students if for no other reason i can play speaker to use the gavel. also power in american politics about different aspects of power in the united states, a power of the president is those are the class's that i teach. >> host: why don't speaker is vote on legislation? at. >> guest: traditionally it is of legacy of the hybrid position. as a partisan leader paul savas non-partisan if you are non-partisan it means you're not supposed to take part in the issues of the day that puts you on one side or the other. to the extent it can preside over the house people might question their ability to do that so traditional breed they do not but they are not prohibited. but traditionally they do not. but this has not changed over time in the '70s they started to participate more often. gingrich voted quite a bit. so boehner has moved back a little bit he votes very, very
on valentine's day, striking a deal that will make him and his 50 employees very rich. us onlichman is joining this from l.a. a and christinalesci is in new york. >> you made it sound like a very romantic courtship. you are right, these are two people who know each other pretty well. mark zuckerberg has a huge amount of respect for this platform. we now have a better understanding of the roadmap that facebook has been working on. one of the distractions in this whole story was that we know facebook was interested in another hot service in snap chat. the storyline that emerged as we talked about that one was that facebook wants to stay relevant. chat are teams using snap and facebook wants to cater to that audience and not lose the younger people to other services. with this deal, you very much understand that facebook is stepping back and saying there are lots of people that will continue to use facebook and we made these huge efforts to shift in people using facebook on their computer to using it on their phones. as one part of the story and the other part is the reality that people will hav
would like to use that so we are all looking at the same thing. there is no new material. it's just put on powerpoint. the first thing i wanted us to do in doing budgets there is a really good reason to start with looking at why are we here, what are we doing? what are we providing? so i wanted to just look at quickly the health services system mission to improve sustain able quality benefits for employees and their families. i would like to keep in mind that that is our top priority and the budget is how we actually fund doing our priorities and our mission. i wanted to start and a detailed discussion was where are we now, what did we request last year for this fiscal year and what kinds of things do we still need to do? so i put a chart on approved staffing levels and fte's. when we were looking at the budget requesting it for 2013-2014. we requested to have approximatelly 8 fte's, remember those are not necessarily heads. it's the full time equivalent. when you ask for a new position it's always at.77. that's how you get partial fte aechlz we asked for 799 new positions and asked t
.a. telephone we know about the interest from google and microsoft -- tell us what we know about the interest from google and microsoft. >> there was not really a formal process to sell whatsapp, but the company through the years as it publicized how much users it was gaining, that got approached by other companies. we learned that google and microsoft tried to buy the company and did not succeed, where facebook it. the price of facebook paid is probably unbeatable, and i don't know that for sure, but another concern that whatsapp founders might have had is the fact that google and microsoft have their own operating system and maybe would have closed the app that can run on every smartphone. and facebook is like that too. the price is like unbeatable. >> $19 billion, that is hard to beat. what do we know about how this deal actually got done? on the face of it seems like mark zuckerberg shaking hands, not asking advice from anyone else. is that what happens? >>-- happened? >> clearly there is more involvement than just that. mark zuckerberg is very bold. that has been the headline on his will
always, always and i think everyone in our program across the city agrees these are used as a last resort. pesticides are intended only as a last resort when other methods can't be used. i also have one of the star ibm coordinators with me tonight from the recreation parks department, kevin roland. and i can't sing his praises loudly enough, but he has been doing really wonderful things with rec and park. and he'll be available for questions when we get to that or if you have any now. so, the goal really is to minimize environmental health risk from pests and pesticides. it's not just about reducing pesticides because there are problems we have to address out there in the city unfortunately, and these are tools sometimes that we need. the program itself really revolves around a stakeholder process, it involves all the city departments that use pesticides. we meet monthly. this is really the heart and soul of the program. and i think it's fair to say that there are hundreds of people, hundreds of city employees involved with landscape maintenance and building maintenance who are not
. >>> the constitution specific forbids the use of cruel and unusual prisoners at the hands of governments. but when the state sets out to kill a prisoner, how could it be done in the 21st century death penalty is the inside story. ♪ >> hello, i'm ray suarez, once a court decides a defendant has committed a crime so terrible he or she could be killed for it, carrying out the death sentence is complicated. the u.s. has largely moved away from gas chambers, shootings, and electric cushion to kill the convict. the 8th amendment to the u.s. constitution states simply, excessive bail should not be required, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. though the intention is to end up with a dead pilsner, how do we police the fine line between an allowable death and a death looking something closer to torture. the state of texas executed suzanne wednesday. she was only the 14th woman to be executed in the united states since the death penalty was reinstated. she made no final statement, but smiled at two friends, mouthed a brief word, then nodded. texas used a relatively new protocol involving a singl
out the death sentence is complicated. the u.s. has largely moved away from gas chambers, shootings, and electric cushion to kill the convict. the 8th amendment to the u.s. constitution states simply, excessive bail should not be required, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. though the intention is to end up with a dead pilsner, how do we police the fine line between an allowable death and a death looking something closer to torture. the state of texas executed suzanne wednesday. she was only the 14th woman to be executed in the united states since the death penalty was reinstated. she made no final statement, but smiled at two friends, mouthed a brief word, then nodded. texas used a relatively new protocol involving a single drug. after the drug was administered, she began to snore. reports say it look 11 minutes to die. despite the apparently quiet death, there is a growing concern amock opponents of the death penalty, that states are increasingly turning to questionable methods. a drug protocol that some see as cruel and unusual. mcguire was sentenced for the 1989 rape a
story" is next. ♪ >>> the u.s. is trying to shore up afghanistan before the bulk of military forces leave, but it's not ♪ >>> hello, i'm ray suarez. when the united states invaded afghanistan in 2001, the country was being run by a loose-knit confederation of religious sell lots, who possessed very few attributes of an actual state the taliban was little more than an suv driving around the country carrying a trunk mufullf money. now the taxpayers of the united states have spent mightily to build a better afghanistan. now that the u.s. is getting ready to leave, what kind of country do the afghans have to look forward to? >> reporter: president obama and his administration are hoping a new aid package will help pull afghanistan out of its war economy after the country relied heavily on international aid for 12 years. monday the usaid promised nearly $300 million for rebuilding afghanistan. the new package will include $125 million in food and farming, $77 million for trade and taxes with plans to expand trade to the international markets and improve tax collection, and $100 million
. the u.s. is warning of the possibility the terrorists may attempt to hide explosives in shoes. while this may sound familiar, this is based on new intelligence that terrorists are working on new bomb designs, the supplies to overseas flights coming into the u.s. so for example, it would apply to all the americans here at the olympic winter games who are about to fly home, or for that matter, anybody flying into our country from overseas. it means more checks, security, and like the toothpaste scare, just as these games got under way it is one more thing for air travellers to think about. it is where we begin our broadcast tonight with nbc's pete williams who is in our washington news room. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening, recent intelligence says this could be a possible attempt to attack people with explosives hidden in shoes, the officials familiar with the warning say it applies to airlines that fly from overseas to the united states. for flights at foreign airports that go directly to the u.s. passengers will see increased attention paid to their foot wear. shoes w
nations. it is something good. it is an excellent achievement from the government and gives us results and for mexico and other countries it is an important arrest. >> it is one of the most violent drug cartels in mexico and known for the ruthless tactics and sneaking tons of drugs under the u.s. border. the capture of guzman could impact the illegal drug supplies around the world. a number of homes he used were discovered and in some of the homes it is connected to 7 tunnels to several homes and used the city's drainage city. >> the illusiveness. he escaped a high security prison in 2001 and he escaped by hiding in a laundry van. this is seen as a political triumph for the mexican president, that took office in 2012 and behind the capture is a security cooperation agreement wean the u.s. and mexico called the miriad initiative and $2 million aid program that started in 2008 and reenforcing the mexican hardware and focussed on training the police and the prosecutors and preventing the violence in the first place and still a hundred thousand mexicans are killed and kaukt in the on going
community is that james clapper two weeks before he publicly used that term of accomplice, that he also said in a top-secret classified briefing within the intelligence community sort of floating it. mike rogers also has just been on a rampage against journalists
of the nsa and he was overseas assassination program. the u.s. is reportedly now carrying out drone strikes based on cell phone tracking data without knowing whether the individual in possession of a tracfone is in fact the intended target. the article was just published in a new digital magazine launched today by first look media. glenn greenwald and jeremy scahill join us. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the second round of syrian peace talks resumed today in geneva after a one-week pause. steering government and opposition representatives have met separately with you and envoy lakhdar brahimi as the two sides face continued divisions on a number of issues, including the future president bashar al-assad. the meeting comes as over 600 civilians were evacuated from the besieged city of homs on sunday as part of a deal brokered in the first round of talks. news figures show an increasing number of civilians are dying in afghanistan. the united nations says civilian casualties rose 14% in 2013. >> the civilia
held annually in washington, d.c. of iowa terry branstad will be joining us tomorrow morning on "washington journal" to talk about his work. we're waiting for the first session to begin, titled america works, session and job training. the guest on the first panel of the day, ceo and chair of general electric, jeffrey immelt. to the be talking governor. governor mary fallin of oklahoma is the chair of the nga this year. governor john hickenlooper of colorado. and later today, a look at ,omeland security for the state 3:00 eastern time. tomorrow, a special session on growth and jobs in america with moderator and business journalist who is now with fox business network. just waiting for the session to begin as the governors start their day at the national governors association winter meeting. >> who will begin in just a moment. please take your seats -- we will begin in just a moment. please take your seats. the room and washington, d.c. for the national governors association winter meeting, about to start the first session of today, america works. at education and job training.
't want people to get wet etc. and no you can't do it on the inside and they gave us the count down date and it kept raining and raining and i said let's do that on my mothers birthday and they don't know that woman she's got a relationship with the lord. under the circumstances the sun will be shining on her oldest boy on the dated when you do the bridge (clapping) and so credit my mother with the sunshine. and clarence were up correct to ask that question because when alice finally, called me they did this in secret he didn't want me to be involved taught u at all for fear i'd cause it to fall. they were keeping it out of my sight completely until some reporter named a journalist called me up and asked how did you organize straight this bridge for being named after you. i said what are you talking about he said they're talking about naming the by a bridge after you. and i said that is to the o not possible i'm two controversial and i'm alive (laughter) and, of course, they said well they are. i called eleanor and said eleanor find out what's happening with the bridge naming and she got
the tsa now has an advisory for all u.s. airlines headed here. >>> knocked out. the big storm in the east has left hundreds of thousands without power heading into another bitter cold night. and to the west, a dangerous situation on the roads means big trouble in dallas. >>> preventing strokes. the new guidelines just released specifically for women to cut the risk and save a lot of lives. >>> the contenders. our look at some of the americans to watch at these games. tonight, the veterans, rookies, and the potential for some new stars. >>> and tonight is the night we say good-bye to one of our own stars. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening on what is the eve of the opening ceremony for these winter olympics. in fact, some of the competition is already under way here, and here in sochi, it is readily apparent that russia is already the new record holder for the most responsive olympic games at somewhere north of 50 billion, and also the most heavily defended. and for those americans lucky enough to have tickets to events here, those who have decided to brave it and make the trip, a
keep them from moving forward. that is what you see all over. the other thing we have going for us in this moment is this is the first time in my career where on every major issue the american people agree with the democratic party. think about it. [applause] i really mean it. i know that sounds like hyperbole. every issue facing the middle class for what you were able to do at the debt ceiling, to minimum wage, 72% support an increase of minimum wage, immigration reform, background checks on weapons, 90% of the american people, infrastructure. 80% think it is a way by which you can increase the means of the country. he said i do like south carolina but i like their port a lot, too. they meet hundreds of thousands of jobs. the american people agree with us. 55% marriage equality. overwhelmingly they want pay equity. 35% is all the difficulties with the aca. 35% of the people do not want to see it repealed. i cannot think of a time where most of the issues that affect the middle class are overwhelmingly in support of us. i wish there was a republican party, make a deal or compromise
into london on sunday. she will join us today. "new york times" labor reporter steven greenhouse in a big defeat for organized labor in the south. workers at a volkswagen plant in tennessee reject the united auto workers after a costly antiunion campaign. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a new report based on top-secret documents from edward snowden has revealed how the united states and britain targeted the whistleblowing website wikileaks after it published documents on the u.s.-led war in afghanistan. according to report co-authored by glenn greenwald and published intercept.org, britain's top spy agencies eagerly monitored visitors to wikileaks site by collecting their ip addresses in real time. the national security agency added wikileaks founder julian hunting" target list alongside al qaeda suspects. the documents also show the u.s. urged its allies to file criminal charges against assange over the afghan war logs. we will be joined by julian assange and his attorney michael ratner after the headlin
, the blue line is insecticides that aren't used for public health. hiding that, i'm sorry you can't really see the detail of it. we've actually had a 99% reduction in insecticide use since the beginning of the program, nonpublic health insecticides. but you notice some bumps there and those bumps are golf tournaments. the other big driver in pesticide use in the city really is tournament golf. and this is kind of a separate issue on its own. i think what we've concluded in the ipm program is you really can't have tournament golf without having a lot of pesticide use. and, so, it's a community decision as to whether we want to have these deals with golf tournaments. i know there are a lot of benefits as well from the tournaments themselves, but i have to sort of treat that as a separate category of pesticide use. and to their credit, the rec/park golf team has been very, very committed to finding every way we possibly can to reduce pesticide use at harding park golf course. the -- i think that -- i also should explain we don't put public health pesticides in here because that is something f
>> they're good. >> brian williams won't be rapping but he joins us next. >>> on our broadcast tonight, surging toll, a deadly day as the truce collapses. the violence explodes again in ukraine and police open fire on demonstrators as this leaves the u.s. and russia in a standoff over what to do. >>> it gets worse. hard to believe another huge storm system is on the move in the u.s., bringing warnings about snow and tornadoes at the same time, and for some, a daerous night ahead. >>> victory and agony on a wild day of competition for team usa as we hit the home stretch now here in sochi. >>> and true grit. he refused to let a devastating crash derail his dreams. now he is blazing a trail for others along the way. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. it's anyone's guess how this ends up, but tonight just over 600 miles to our north and west in a neighboring nation to russia, while russia is hosting these winter olympic games, there has been terrible bloodshed in the beautiful city of kiev in the politically divided nation of ukraine. police today were given the go-ahead
encourage you to head on over to our website. al jazeera,.com. the constitution specifically forbids the use of cruel and unusual punishment of prisoners at the hands of governments. but when the state sets out to kill a prisoner, how should it be done? the twenty-first century death penalty is the inside story. carrying out two sentence gets complicated. in the decades since the death penalty was reinstated the u.s. has largely moved away from gas chambers, shootings, and electrocution. in most cases the convict is strapped to a gurney and purposely fatal combination of chemicals is introduced to the bloodstream. until the convict is dead. that's where the bill of rights come in. the 8th amendment says excessive bail should not be required nor excessive fines imposed nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. though the intention is to end up with a dead prisoner, how do we police the fine line between an allowable death, and a death including something closer to torture. the state of texas executed susanne basso wednesday. she was only the 14th woman to be executed in the united states s
theme of our own with the weather as more snow heads our way. and i'm angie goff. thanks for joining us. >> i'm richard jordan. we start with that winter weather. >> how much are we going to get? chuck bell is tracking it all. >> all right. good morning, richard and angie. good morning, everybody. welcome to your weekend. keep your snow expectations low. it is not going to be a lot of snow. there'll be a chance for seeing snow flakes, many, many hours over the weekend. but the amounts of snow will be 1 inch or less. conversational snow flakes. here's storm team 4 radar for you. first thing on your saturday morning, no snow anywhere near the metro area just yet. but as i move the view down further, couple of snowflakes, down toward the new river valley. and just hit and miss chances of light snow coming our way. so temperatures, which are generally below freezing, upper 20s to around 30 degrees now. it'll be a cold weekend for sure. temperatures later this afternoon inching only a couple of degrees above the freezing mark. and off and on chances for snow flurries and light snow off and o
're walking away. >> zt wells chief economist max wolff, thank you for joining us on "bloomberg west." "house of cards" is back. yay! >> i don't know. >> i will be watching this weekend and binge watching, i'm sure. more about how the netflix series has some high-profile fans in washington. ♪ ♪ >> welcome back to "bloomberg west." i'm emily chang. the time warner and comcast deal has raised a lot of questions. the leader of lifestyle television, home to popular cable networks like hg tv and the food network reported earnings today. jon erlichman has more from l.a. >> i think you are right about that area there was an immediate reaction, what does this mean for the media companies. the bigger players with the biggest brands seem to be feeling ok about everything. ken lowe joins us now. i would love to get your take as the observer of everything going on on those two companies getting together, outside of what it ultimately means for your business. it's always a pleasure to be with you. you are right. our industry always seems to have something interesting going on in the distribution lands
more cybersecurity to the private sector. and create framework and standards companies can use to improve the cyber security. and protect privacy and civil liberties while you are doing that. and it built a lot of things into the process. but i want to focus on what happened with the creation of the best practices. the national institute and standard of technology is leading the way but doing a role in playing a convening role in the development of an industry framework and owned primarily by the private sector. they took the task seriously and poured energy into the effort. i would say it put a real a-team of people on the project. it ran an amazing process if you think about it for crafting such a complex document in just a year. i should say after the executive order came out, a flood of comments came into my office about the year-long deadline the executive order set were developing the framework. and they were divided about 50/50. half of the comments said there is no way you can develop that in a year. and the other half said are you lazy? you can do that in two weeks. so
. and today is the first day. it's not my first time covering dylan base because else's id to use accounting to london several ethics. and i had to prepare like months in advance preparing with the skittles but the ethics profiles and her delivery the program with in a statement that the west it's always a great pleasure and great times because he also gives me a chance to look at it on a broader perspective and eleven sports and then he is cast as well evil. they are. place on the pot. that doesn't yell for me. the top of the congee taking a month. no word yet each. great for the last one we got the chance to take care of everything from gathering information to forming her stories. she's overloaded with work. one right. in addition there are fisted use restrictions the needle the bullet and use it for less you can look into what first place uncle a little tequila thompson now. one of us. funds the town. the sky the house when it's this huge event for sportsman athletes and fans all over the world and for that reason the demand is extremely high and the right to hear those programs and team
, but the u.s. wants to bring him to justice right here. >> immediately after mexican authorities announced the arrest of the legendary drug lord, calls for his extradition to the u.s. went out. >> i would ask that the mexicans consider extraditing him to the united states, where he will be put in a prison under tight security where he cannot escape. leader of thel international drug cartel is being held in this maximum-security prison. the concern is that he escaped mexican custody before and went on the run for 13 years until his capture saturday. just a week ago, el chapo not only alluded authorities by slipping out of the residence where he was hiding through an underground tunnel. >> he does not play by the rules. he has unlimited resources. >> authorities released this video of the hotel where he was caught, breakfast still on the stove. he was armed with a military-style assault rifle. not a single shot was fired. >> this is a super important symbol of capture. >> he faces possible federal prosecution in seven u.s. cities, including brooklyn and chicago, where he is public enemy numb
to see how technology can help us fight crime? >> that's right. i went to oakland, california which has the 5th highest crime rate and nearby richmond which is among the top 20 to look at some very innovative technology that they are looking to increase the eyes and ears of the police force on the street. so let's have a look these are streets. >> i am not violating any law. >> in two san francisco bay area cities known for crime oakland and rimmond westbound. >> but now, police in both of these cities have high tech back-ups. electronic ears listening for gunfire, 24/7. he lectronic eyes monitoring police and perps alike. even the cars on this street. officer chris tong is patrolling the streets of richmond that. ding you hear is the sound of a license plate reader. watch what happens when he passes a stolen vehicle. >> it's just triggered on an unoccupied vehicle. turn around and take a look what we've got here. >> the unoccupied vehicle was a stolen nissan sentra caught by the high-speed infrared camera, a series of computer algorithims identified the vehicle's license plate and chec
in u.s. history. the words of american soldiers will live on for generations. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe erie this friday the winter olympics will officially kickoff and sochi. in the lead up to the games, most of the focus has been on security, not sports. today the president of the international olympic committee says authorities have given him assurances the games will be safe. those worries persist. >> protecting and olympic games under direct rip from attack. the radar system and antiaircraft missiles just 500 meters from the olympic park in sochi. though previous olympics has experienced such visible security. no previous olympics has been held so close to an active armed rebellion. has given ainton personal guarantee to the international olympic committee that he will keep athletes and spectators safe in sochi. but there is a specific rat, at least one group known for using suicide bombings has vowed to disrupt the winter olympics. bombs in a, two railway station and on a bus killed 34 people in a southern russian city. the
states has spent mightily to build a better and different afghanistan. now that the u.s. is getting ready to leave, what kind of country will be left. >> president obama is hoping that a new aid package will help pull afghanistan out of its war economy after relying heavily on military and international aid efforts for 12 years. monday the u.s. agency for international development, usaid, promised $300 million for rebuilding afghanistan. the new usa package will include $125 million in food and farming, the foundation of the country's economy, $77 million for trade and taxes with plans to expand trade to the international markets and improve tax collection. and $100 million for education helping to fund ten afghan universities and partner with three u.s. schools. monday's announcement comes as the u.s. continues to pressure hamid karzai to sign the u.s. half began bilateral security agreement called the bsa. the pack would solidify conditions for involvement in the country after troops leave including police training and counter terrorism work. the pack got the approval of the loya jirga
media. this encourages us to cheat harder. are people cheating, is it making them feel better or do they do it for the points. >> well smart watches haven't lived up to their point, there is a new techie in town, wearable fitness gadgets. we're curious how and why they're using this technology? >> i use the old school nike, i think it's a fitness band not a feel band, whenever i do running because it tracks my calories, my distance my pace. >> even if it's nice to give you, they give you pushes to get up in the morning, once you have a routine, they don't keep through. >> i have friends who use them, they compete with their friends to kind of one-up each other and reset fitness goals, it may be an unnecessarily area of competition. >> i lot fitness, but it can be expensive and if an app can do the same thing i'm all with it. >> they are everything from the nike fuel band to the first bit force. compete with -- fit bit force. sales are expected to top $1 billion this year. not everyone is buying into the excitement. critics say, more users are interested i feedback from their friends
's something very good. it's an excellent achievement from this government who are giving us results. not just for mexico but for many countries it is an important arrest. >> it is known as one of the most ruthless drug cartels. the capture of el chapo would have a major impact around the world. >> translator: several homes which he used were discovered and in several of those homes we discovered it was connected by several tunnels to several homes. and he often used the city's drainage system. >> his elusiveness is legendary. after he was centered to 20 years in prison back in 1993, his legend grew when he escaped a high security prison in 2001. with the help of millions of dollars in bribes, he escaped by hiding in a laundry van his arrest is seen as a political triumph for the president who took over in 2012. behind the effort is a security cooperation agreement between the mexico and u.s., a more than $2 billion aid program that started in 2008, it includes weapons training. still hundreds of thousands of mexicans are estimated to have been caught in the war. in recent years many top syndi
departments have now submitted to us plans. they're reweird to do this annually to submit plan to describe what their transit first strategies are for their own employees. ~ required the range of programs -- it doesn't prescribe specifically what they need to do, but there's a laundry list of item that they might employ. and what we are seeing from the reports is that -- indicated here, 44% of the departments are now offering either muni tokens or flickr cards to encourage their employees to use those transit means rather than taking a car for meetings or other work-related purposes. separately from the plans that are submitted to us, but by virtue of a transportation survey that we conduct with city employees, we see that 64 employee -- 64% of employees who report that they do travel on work purposes, 64% use transit at least some of the time. another strategy that fits within the transit first group of activities is use of city cycle and that's the program where we are able to provide to city departments a fleet of bicycles for their employees to use for work purposes. 56% of the departm
has that. >> yes, he does. it is all about jobs day in the u.s. >> absolutely. in just about five hours. it is the only number people will be looking for. the estimate is 180,000. keep an eye of unemployment. it is getting close to the threshold of 6.5%. it is actually a good thing. we'll talk about that later. >> we're still keeping an eye on tech. >> the winners and losers. facebook rallied on better than expected earnings but twitter and linkedin falling. sales not impressing. 42% growth is pretty good but not enough. we have too many high expectations overall. the big question of linkedin is can it make an inroad to china? it is one of the u.s. players that is not blocked. >> keeping a close eye on that and all things tech. hans, another conviction of a former s.a.c. flow. >> matthew martoma has been found guilty. it may make it less likely that rosecutors will go after steve cohen. it is looking like this may be the last conviction against s.a.c. >> ryan, you're watching sochi on the games. almost a proxy for putin's hold on russia. >> the games get underway in 8 1/2 hours. t
the conversation on our twitter and facebook page. good night. >> it's taken us a day to trek to the small village of mulatos in colombia's uraba region. >> it's taken us a day to trek to the small village of mulatos. we are up here in the mountains, and this is where colombia's war has continued, where the government has pushed the paramilitary, and they're at war. we have come to meet a group of activists. they formed almost two decades ago, after a series of farc guerillas, working alongside the colombian military. they invited us to go into the mountains where people were displaced by a paramilitary group working in the area. leave the village, it's been a month since we were there, so we're going back to support them. the idea is that they aren't displaced again". >> "around 50 people are going to the town of rodoxali, that's about 5 hours >> around 50 people are going to the town of rosalee, they want to give people support there because they've been facing lots of threats. one young boy was kidnapped and a man was killed by paramilitary. colombia has one of the largest numbers of internally
chunk of people who should have been using facebook and they are using facebook first. the question for him was do you just sit and try and compete with that? they have been looking at facebook message for the last year or so and that has not stopped the clock. -- whatsapp from gorwing. you might say this is a great mobile conversation and that should be part of facebook. >> looking at the landscape of mobile messaging apps, you are in taiwan and you have seen the rise of wichat and others. do you think this is worth it? >> i tend to think it is. i think the price per user is very reasonable. the growth is fantastic. it's a big difference with viber which had plateaued. it's not a great comparison. the three that matter are whatsapp wichat and line. from that respective it's reasonable. what benedict was driving at -- i don't know if there is a price that is too high. i don't know that it particularly matter to mark zuckerberg because he felt it was a threat. it was the same with snap chat. there is an area of private messaging that facebook has a brand but does not have permission
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